Nov 22, 2012 11:00am EST
. that is mark cuban, owner of the dallas mavericks. >> how many jobs have you created? >> thousands, tens of thousands. >> when politicians take money from the private sector, they take it from job creators like cuban. >> government is not efficient at using money. >> when he was 24 he had no job himself and no prospect. >> what more can i ask for. >>e started a software company. he grew it and sold it for millions. >> then my partner said, you are the geek. there h to be a way to listen to indiana basketball over the internet. >> so he started another company. >> i put a line in the second bedroom in my house >> without a government program, mark cuban created something. >> when this over, we're idiots and this is worth nothing. >> five years later they sold that company for 67 bye. >> the most patriotic thing you can do as an american is be filthy rich. you creating opportunities. >> he used his billion dollars to create more wealth. he bought a lougs si basketball team. >> we took team not expected to win and they became national champions? >> i walked in evebody if you mention our win
Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
million for the charity. the campaign kicks off during the halftime show during the match-up of the dallas cowboys and the washington redskins with a little bit of help from country music star kenny chesney. earlier i spoke with kenny, jerry jones and the head of the salvation army, commissioner william roberts. well, good morning all you guys. it is so good to see you. and, of course, all the fans are coming out to see you, kenny, so give us a preview of what to see at halftime. what surprises do you have in store? >> i don't know how many surprises we'll have. we are going to play music. i'm excited about the first halftime show, this is the first i've done in my life. it is for the best cause i could ever do it for. being a part of the dallas cowboys and the salvation army and the red kettle campaign is an unbelievably great tradition in our country. and for them to ask me to be a part of it is a big thrill. and the idea of us kicking off the holiday season and being able to help a lot of people through music is something i have been looking really forward to and honored to do. >> that'
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, looking dry. you've got a little bit of rain from parts of michigan down into texas. dallas on the southern end of that. and drying out, again, for the west, so, from san francisco to seattle, some better pictures by tomorrow. >> all right. ginger zee on a very festive columbus avenue right here in new york tonight. ginger, thank you. >>> to other news this evening and to that political bombshell. a well-known congressman resigning today. jesse jackson, jr. after months of federal investigations, medical treatments and then a win on election day, today, an unexpected turn. here's abc's sharyn alfonsi tonight. >> reporter: once a political rising star, jesse jackson, jr. today called it quits, sending in a letter of resignation to house speaker john boehner. he wrote, "over the past several months as my health has deteriorated, my ability to serve the constituents of my district has continued to diminish." the drama around jackson began this summer when the congressman disappeared for weeks. the public, even members of his staff, didn't know where he was. finally, in late jul